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Definition of preeminent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    preeminent

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//priˈɛmənənt//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1more important, more successful, or of a higher standard than others synonym outstanding
  2. 2 a preeminent example of the artist's work Dickens was preeminent among English writers of his day.
preeminence
 
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NAmE//priˈɛmənəns//
 
noun [uncountable] to achieve preeminence in public life